[Full Story] Wife of “El Chapo” Mexican Drug Kingpin ARRESTED for plotting escape route for El Chapo
The wife of Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was arrested Monday at an airport in Virginia on international drug trafficking charges, the Justice Department said, spelling out in detail how she helped plot her husband’s daring escape from a Mexico prison.
Ms Coronel Aispuro is due to appear in a federal court in DC via video conference, the US justice department said .As well as facing drug trafficking charges, she is also accused of conspiring with others to help her husband’s escape from prison in Mexico in 2015.
He was sprung from Mexico’s maximum-security Altiplano prison after his sons bought a property near the prison and a GPS watch smuggled into the prison gave diggers his exact location. He escaped by riding a specially adapted small motorcycle through the tunnel.
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She remained supportive of Guzman throughout, saying at the end of the trial: “I don’t know my husband as the person they are trying to show him as, but rather I admire him as the human being that I met, and the one that I married.”
Guzmán came from a poor family in Sinaloa state, north-west Mexico. His organised crime business grew so big that he entered Forbes’ 2009 list of the world’s richest men at number 701, with an estimated worth of $1bn (£709m)